Diane- My line is through Sarah Allen (Benjamin Allen & Catherine Mayhall's daughter) and Ptolemy Virgil Irvin's 2nd son John Echols Irvin b.24 April 1848 m. 16 Oct 1871/72 toAnn Eskew. Their 5th child Ludy Glenora Irvin b.13 Aug 1882 m.28 Aug 1904 to James Amos Thompson. Their 4th child was my father's mother. My notes are that Benjamin Allen was b. 1803 in White Co.Tn and d.1877 Marshall Co. Al. His father was also named Benjamin Allen and his mother was Martha Bullard, but I don't have any dates or places for them.